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August 7, 1988 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
When you think of the Poconos, you always think of "The Myrtle Beach of the North. " Right? No? Shame on you. It says right here on this news release from the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau that "the Poconos are often referred to as the Myrtle Beach of the North, as well as the Golf Capital of the East. " OK, so maybe the Poconos are only the golf capital of northeastern Pennsylvania, but there are still lots of thrills available among the 250 holes. And discounts, too, thanks to the Vacation Bureau, which has published a coupon book that can net golfers as much as $106 in savings at eight Poconos courses.
NEWS
August 8, 1986 | By George Wilson, Inquirer Editorial Board
Having just returned from a vacation in the Poconos I can report again, as I have in the past, that encroaching civilization continues to threaten the natural beauty of this delightful section of northeastern Pennsylvania. However, I am more optimistic this year than I have been for a long time concerning the prospects of saving most of the Pocono Mountains from destruction by overzealous developers. My wife and I (and our children when they were growing up) have seen enormous changes during decades of vacationing and weekending in the Poconos - mostly in tents in the woods or houses on lakes.
FOOD
December 18, 2015
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: We just canceled our plans to go skiing in the Poconos next week because, well . . . there's no snow. We're still heading up there for a northern jaunt, and since I won't have much else to do but eat, I'd love some recommendations for good Poconos restaurants (is there such a thing?). I'll report back. Reader: The Poconos are a good 15 years behind the rest of the civilized world, but there's a really nice breakfast place called the Terra Cottage Cafe about a mile past the main entrance to Jack Frost/Big Boulder.
NEWS
October 1, 1986 | By Christopher Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
With an independent management review of the Philadelphia Police Department due shortly, Commissioner Kevin M. Tucker is taking his top staff to the Poconos on a "retreat" - three days of discussions about the department's future. Tucker said the $5,000 retreat, scheduled Oct. 26-28 at the Pocono Manor resort, would enable the department's top commanders "to sit down and discuss the mission of the Police Department and come away with a picture of the department we all share. " Among those taking part will be Tucker, his three deputy commissioners and nine chief inspectors.
SPORTS
June 6, 2013
Here is the weekend schedule at Pocono Raceway, 500 Long Pond Rd., Long Pond, Pa. The telephone number is 1-800-722-3929. Friday 5 a.m.     Parking lots open 8 a.m.     Grandstand admission gates open 10 a.m.     Practice - ARCA Racing Series Noon        Practice - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2:05 p.m. Qualifying - ARCA Racing Series 3:40 p.m. Qualifying - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series                   ...
NEWS
September 28, 1986 | By Tom Belden, Inquirer Staff Writer
At this time of year, when the fertile green hills of the Poconos turn gold and rust and red and brown, there are few places prettier than the 17th tee at the Glen Brook Country Club near Stroudsburg. Glen Brook is not a particularly fancy place. Just an 18-hole public golf course with a well-stocked pro shop, a friendly bar and restaurant, several modern cabins for rent, fairly modest prices and an efficient operation that gets you through a round of golf in a reasonable time.
SPORTS
August 8, 1989 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Wayne Phillips of the Lehigh Country Club won the Moosehead Shawnee Open Tournament of the Philadelphia PGA with a 5-under-par round of 67 yesterday at the Shawnee Inn and Country Club in the Pocono Mountains. Phillips won the first prize of $900, from a purse of $6,180. Mike Moses of the Eagle Lodge and Noel Caruso of Westover tied for second place at 68, and each won $650. Miguel Biamon, the Philadelphia PGA champion from Whitemarsh Valley, tied for fourth place at 69. Willie Scholl of Gulph Mills won the senior prize of $175 with a 70.
REAL_ESTATE
February 7, 1988 | By Dan Stets, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a recent frigid afternoon, Ronald P. Storey was hard at work, editing a video about a new home in Snow Ridge Village, a development on Jack Frost Mountain in the Poconos. Storey, chief operating officer of Edward P. Carroll Construction Co., put the videotape on fast-forward to shots of the living room and fireplace, then reversed to the Jacuzzi and hot tub, picking the best scenes for a sales promotion. The video will be the only way Carroll Construction can show off the interior of the largest new homes at Snow Ridge Village.
SPORTS
July 11, 2014 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Columnist
THOSE ATTENDING Sunday's Pocono IndyCar 500 witnessed the fastest Indy-car race ever: The average speed was 202.402 mph. Now the question is, will that speed milestone be alluring enough to bring fans back next summer? More urgently, will the IndyCar series return to Pocono next year? We won't know until Pocono Raceway officials huddle and decide. Brandon Igdalsky, the raceway's president and CEO, normally is cooperative with the media. But on Monday, Igdalsky issued a statement, then said he won't be doing interviews this week.
REAL_ESTATE
August 17, 2015 | By Sally A. Downey, For The Inquirer
The Poconos house features plush chairs and couches, a pool table, more than a dozen beds, numerous storage closets, indoor and outdoor dining areas, two decks, a hot tub, a hammock, two gliders, and a fire pit for toasting marshmallows. "We're Camp Cottone," boasts homeowner Carol Cottone. For two years, Carol and her husband, Jay, searched for a vacation getaway where they could spend time with their three children, nine siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends. In 2004, the Cottones found their "fun house," which also happens to be a spectacularly beautiful place.
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SPORTS
August 19, 2016 | By Bill Fleischman, For the Daily News
THE GOOD NEWS for racing fans is, the Verizon IndyCar series will be running 200 mph laps at Pocono Raceway next year and in 2018. I was surprised when the two-year extension was announced last week. The vibe I was getting was Sunday's ABC Supply 500 might be the last IndyCar event at Pocono. In the three years since IndyCar returned to Pocono, the crowds have diminished from the first year's crowd of an estimated 20,000 to 25,000. Conceding that attendance for IndyCar at Pocono is not what track officials hoped for, Brandon Igdalsky, the track's president and CEO, said Monday: "We've lowered our expectations.
SPORTS
August 12, 2016 | By Bill Fleischman, FOR THE DAILY NEWS
POCONO RACEWAY removed any doubts that the Verizon IndyCar series would return to the track by announcing Wednesday that IndyCar will be back next year and in 2018. No dates were announced for the 2017 and '18 races. The ABC Supply 500, the fourth IndyCar race since the series returned to Pocono, is scheduled for Aug. 21. "We are thrilled to share this great news that we will host the Verizon IndyCar Series through 2018," said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono's president and CEO. "Our track was originally designed for open-wheel cars, and our fans really enjoy the action on the track.
SPORTS
August 2, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
LONG POND, Pa. - The Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway has been postponed until Monday because of rain. The race, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1:30 p.m., will now start at 11 a.m. It is the first time in NASCAR Sprint Cup history that a track has had both of its races postponed in the same year. The Axalta 400 at Pocono on June 6 was postponed until the Monday as well. There is a 70 percent chance of rain on Monday at noon, according to Weather.com. Martin Truex Jr. won pole position in Friday's qualifying rounds.
SPORTS
July 31, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
LONG POND, Pa. - Between coming back from his vacation in France, getting in a race car for the first time in eight months, and prepping for races he never planned on entering, Jeff Gordon hasn't had a chance to pick up a new set of clothes from home. He raced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend and will race at Pocono Raceway this week. In between, Gordon had to do laundry on his own. Gordon, 44, retired in November but now feels as if he's in The Twilight Zone. "It's been pretty strange and weird and awkward and fun all mixed together," Gordon said.
NEWS
July 19, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. - The reclusive Muslim cleric blamed by the Turkish government for last week's failed military coup said Sunday that he did not believe U.S. authorities would give in to Turkish demands for his extradition. But during a rare interview at his gated retreat in the Poconos, Fethullah Gulen, 77, said he would comply if the State Department asked him to leave. "If a request from what is essentially a dictator is taken seriously in the United States, I think it would run contrary to what the United States stands for," he said, speaking through an interpreter, of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a former ally turned bitter foe. "But if there is any possibility of a forceful extradition, of course we will oblige," he added.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Martha Woodall, STAFF WRITERS
  Tension heated up Saturday between the U.S. and Turkey over who to blame for the country's failed   military coup ,   even as the reclusive Muslim cleric whom the Turkish government holds responsible denied from his Poconos compound that he had anything to do with the plot. Fethullah Gulen, a former ally turned bitter enemy of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemned the violent attempt to overthrow the government of his native country during an interview with the Associated Press at his 26-acre gated property in Saylorsburg, Monroe County.
SPORTS
June 8, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
LONG POND, Pa. - Kurt Busch only had enough fuel to last 158 of the 160 laps. He needed to fuel up or save up. His crew members put on their gear and lined the wall along pit road. If he needed to make one final stop, they were ready. But Busch never had to stop. He maneuvered his car with the help of interim crew chief Johnny Klausmeier and conserved enough fuel to win the Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 on Monday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. "I felt like a cook in the kitchen trying to beat the buzzer and not get chopped at the end of the show," Busch said.
SPORTS
June 6, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
LONG POND, Pa. - The first time Brad Keselowski arrived at Pocono Raceway as a driver, in 2010, the track's condition was not much different from what it was when he visited in the early 1990s. But in the last five years, Keselowski said, the track has significantly improved. It was repaved, barriers were made safer, and the entrance wall to pit road was extended. "My opinion has changed dramatically," Keselowski said. ". . . It's seen a lot of upgrades that make me feel better about coming here specific to the Safer barriers and things of that nature.
SPORTS
May 19, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Brennan Poole posed for photos and signed autographs Tuesday morning amid the din of elementary school classes inside the Franklin Institute. The number of auto racing fans in Philadelphia surprised the 25-year-old NASCAR rookie of the year contender. "I think sometimes we forget how many people watch these races," Poole said. "A 10-year-old came up to me and said. 'You should've won Talladega.' That was just really cool. " Poole joined fellow drivers Ty Dillon, Brandon Jones, Ryan Reed and Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. for several events throughout the city to promote the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Pocono Raceway, which is 95 miles from Philadelphia.
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